OCUFA statement of support for striking TAs and contract faculty at University of Toronto, York

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The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), on behalf of its 17,000 members at 28 faculty associations across Ontario, supports the members of CUPE 3902 and 3903 currently on strike at the University of Toronto and York University. We join them in their call for better pay and improved working conditions. We also urge the administrations of U of T and York to reach a fair agreement with the members of 3902 and 3903 immediately for the benefit of students, staff, and faculty.

OCUFA firmly believes that all academic jobs – from TA to contract faculty to tenured professor – should be good jobs. This means fair pay, good benefits, and real job security for everyone who works in our universities.

OCUFA is currently running We Teach Ontario, an initiative that highlights the important work done by contract faculty in the face of difficult working conditions. We invite everyone to visit the website and read the stories of Ontario’s contract faculty. We would also like to extend a special invitation to contract faculty – especially those currently on strike – to share their story with us and be featured in the campaign.

For more information, please contact Graeme Stewart, OCUFA Communications Manager.

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